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|MacBook Air 13" Early 2014||
|MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012||
|MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013||
February 14, 2015
My wife had been complaining that her MacBook Air would die in less than an hour after running on the battery. I was a little skeptical and thought it might have something to do with all the Chrome tabs she had open.
I was wrong. After it continued to happen, I took a look, and indeed, the battery was complaining that it needed some service.
After some Googling, it seems like after 2 years the batteries can start to go south. So now what??
Apple wanted 130 bucks and 5ish days to fix it.
I thought that was ridiculous, so I want back to Google looking for an OEM battery. You guessed it, iFixit had one. Although it was the same price, the repair looked easy enough and wouldn't require it be with Apple for 5 days.
The battery arrived pretty quickly (a few days). Awesome!
So I grab my T6 screw driver, flip the MacBook over and... WTF is this Pentalobe non-sense? I think, hmm, maybe I should have RTFM a little better on iFixit.
Ok, Amazon, what you got for Pentalobe? After looking around I ended up getting the iFixit 54 Bit Driver Set Primed to me.
Ok, lets try this again...
Flip over the MacBook...10 Pentalobe screws out in a jiffy. 5 T5's for the battery, pop the ribbon cable...the old one is out.
Dusted out the inside with some canned air, and we are ready for the new one. Fits like a glove. Replace the 5 T5 screws. Put the cover back on and replace the 10 Pentalobes.
Power on and we are done in less than 20 minutes.
And for me it means a happier wife now that she can go without an outlet for more than ten paces :)
Read the darn instructions iFixit gives. I'm positive they mentioned the screw drivers and I just skipped over them.
Every job is easier with the right tools.
I really like the 54 bit driver set these folks make. Well thought out.
January 9, 2015
I had spilled an entire cup of water on my MacBook while it was closed and on my bed.
The repair was so easy. The instructions laid out which screws were different so I was able to lay them aside and not get anything mixed up.
The repair guide was so well put together and easy to follow.
Follow IFixIt and get all your repair guides. Because they are so thorough and well put together.
December 10, 2014
My battery was not working well and it needed to be replaced.
Piece of cake! The instructions were excellent and the new battery is working great.
Nope, glad I found this site.
December 4, 2014
Battery no longer holds charges after almost 400 cycles. Less than 50mins without power adapter.
Straight forward, less than 10 minutes. Somehow bought an extra screwdriver that I don't have to use at all.
Cleaned the fan too.
I have got the battery life back! 4-7hours depend on type of activity. Way better than what I had.
October 27, 2014
My mid-2013 would not keep a charge - could only use when plugged in the adapter
Instructions were excellent and easy to follow ! Thank you for the information.
Watch the video and be sure that you have the proper tools.
October 14, 2014
Because the cycle for my battery is over 600 cycles, the battery run out of very fast.. Cannot even last 1 hour per day.
So therefore, I need to replace it.
I bought the 54 Bit Driver Kit & 7150 mAH battery for my mid 2012 macbook air.
The process is very fast.. less than 10mins, I have it install and start to use.
Now, my mid 2012 macbook air is as good as new!!
Around up to 6 to 8 hours of use per day ...
Follow the manual..
August 29, 2014
I wanted to have longer battery life on my MBA, the same as when I first purchased the device.
It went well, it was as easy as described.
Nothing that the guide did not cover.
August 28, 2014
it's like defect product from Apple, CC is only 295 but capacity degraded to 75% and Mac OS X always said "service battery" status all the time
very easy just following the ifixit tutorial.
dissapointing things is the battery replacement from ifixit only able to run 4 hours max (battery status) cant hold longer, compare to the Apple's still can run 4-5 hours although status is service battery and health is 75%
n/a just follow the tutorial